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Sweet pea vine not forming pods, HELP!

posted by: haremail on 08.20.2013 at 06:48 pm in Vines Forum

Hi all,

I have a sweet pea vine with the most wonderful scent and I want to keep it going next year! However, it is not forming pods. The plant is healthy, now about 6ft high and has had lots of flowers which I don't deadhead. It is in with some herbs so there are lots of pollinators. There is another variety a few feet away that is forming pods. The flowers seems to bloom and live fine but then the whole thing must drop off leaving no pod.

Could I manually pollinate them? I have read that they are pollinated while a bud so I'm not sure what to do.

Any advice or link would be really great! I'm usually good at finding the info I need but I just can't find anything. I got just a few seeds from a trade so this is my only hope for more for next year! Help!! :)



clipped on: 08.20.2013 at 06:48 pm    last updated on: 08.20.2013 at 06:48 pm

Mystery seedling

posted by: haremail on 05.15.2013 at 07:25 pm in Name That Plant Forum

I'm stumped! I got what were proportedly passiflora seeds in a trade, but that is obviously not what grew! These were smallish black seeds, not shiny, a bit smaller than apple seeds. Nicked and soaked, they came up in about 4 days. Can someone help me find out what these are? I have tried to search for them but no luck!



clipped on: 05.15.2013 at 07:28 pm    last updated on: 05.15.2013 at 07:28 pm

HAVE: Hellebore, spirea, quaking oats seedlings/divisions

posted by: haremail on 04.19.2013 at 11:25 pm in Plant Exchange Forum

Since my local plant swap isn't going this year I have seedlings and divisions I can offer up for trade. At this point I'd like to do trades for seedlings, divisions, cuttings only. No seed trades or SASE. I have:

Hellebore 'royal heritage' first and second year seedlings
Quaking oats divisions/seedlings
Spirea 'magic carpet' second year seedlings

I can do cuttings of climbing roses-'new dawn', 'fourth of July' and a no name pink double that is very fragrant.

Also have cuttings of clematis: large dark or light purple, or white. Can't remember names at the moment.

Please check my list for my wants. Or tempt me. I might update my list if I think of anything else I can clip for you. :)



clipped on: 04.19.2013 at 11:26 pm    last updated on: 04.19.2013 at 11:26 pm

to stratify or not that is the question

posted by: Micki777 on 01.09.2012 at 01:38 am in Winter Sowing Forum

I'm doing a little research and learning from Gardenweeds spreadsheet flowers that need cold stratified and those that don't.
I have copied a list for you all here, however, I would suggest doing a cross reference on a plant if you really want to know.
Such as I've read Echinacea Purple cone flower likes a period of 60-90 days cold stratification however, most sorces say Ech. does not need stratified, what do you think?
Another Liatris Blazing Star - Gayfeather, there seems to be mixed opinions. the website I'm going to post seems to think many of our perennials do not need stratified. If you have a different opinion please shout it out, lets all get on the same page.
Here's the site:
EASY GERMINATORS: These seeds are great ones to get started with, especially if you plan to sow seeds indoors under lights. None require any special cold treatment. Just sow as for tomatoes or peppers but allow 6 to 12 weeks for germination:
Achillea (Yarrow), Alcea (Hollyhock), Alyssum (Perennial Alyssum), Anthemis (Perennial Marguerite), Aquilegia (Columbine), Arabis (Wall Cress), Armeria (Thrift), Aster, Aubrieta (Rock Cress), Aurinia (Basket-of-Gold), Bellis (English Daisy), Campanula carpatica, Campanula persicifolia (Bellflower), Catananche (Cupid's Dart), Centaurea (Cornflower), Centranthus (Red Valerian), Cerastium (Snow-in-Summer), Coreopsis (Tickseed), Cynara (Cardoon, Globe Artichoke), Dianthus (Pinks, Carnations, Sweet William), Digitalis (Foxglove), Doronicum (Leopard's Bane), Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower), Echinops (Globe Thistle), Erigeron (Fleabane Daisy), Erysimum allionii (Siberian Wallflower), Gaillardia (Blanket Flower), Geum (Avens), Gypsophila (Baby's-Breath), Helenium (Helen's Flower), Hesperis (Dame's Rocket), Heuchera (Old-fashioned Coral Bells), Kniphofia (Torchlily), Leucanthemum (Shasta Daisy), Liatris (Blazingstar), Limonium (Sea Lavender), Linum perenne (Blue Flax), Lunaria (Money Plant, Silver Dollar), Lupinus (Lupine, best sown directly outside in late spring), Lychnis (Campion), Malva (Mallow), Monarda (Beebalm), Myosotis sylvatica (Forget-me-not), Origanum (Oregano), Papaver (Poppy), Physostegia (Obedient Plant), Polemonium (Jacob's Ladder), Potentilla (Cinquefoil), Rudbeckia hirta (Gloriosa Daisy), Salvia (Perennial Sage), Stachys (Lamb's Ears), Tanacetum (Painted Daisy, Feverfew), Thymus serpyllum (Mother-of-Thyme), Verbascum (Mullein), Verbena, Veronica most tall types (Speedwell), Viola hybrids (Winter Pansy).
FOR ADVANCED SEED STARTERS ONLY: These seeds are trickier to handle. Many are tiny, and most require a special cold treatment or absolutely nothing will happen. See the germination link above for specific details:
Acanthus (Bear's-Breeches), Aconitum (Monkshood), Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle), Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily), Anemone (Windflower), Angelica, Arum, Aruncus (Goat's Beard), Asarum (Wild Ginger), Asclepias (Milkweed), Astrantia (Masterwort), Baptisia (False Indigo), Bergenia, Buddleia (Butterfly Bush), Caltha (Marsh Marigold), Caryopteris (Bluebeard), Chelone (Turtlehead), Chrysogonum (Golden Star), Cimicifuga (Bugbane), Clematis, Corydalis (Fumitory), Crambe (Seakale), Cyclamen, Delphinium, Dicentra (Bleedingheart), Dictamnus (Gas Plant), Dodecatheon (Shooting Star), Eremurus (Foxtail Lily), Eryngium (Sea Holly), Eupatorium (Boneset), Euphorbia (Spurge), Filipendula (Meadowsweet), Fuchsia, Gaura (Butterfly Gaura), Gentiana (Gentian), Geranium species (Cranesbill Geranium), Goniolimon (German Statice), Gunnera, Helianthemum (Rock Rose), Helianthus (Perennial Sunflower), Heliopsis (False Sunflower), Helleborus (Christmas & Lenten Rose), Heuchera hybrids (Fancy-leaf Coral Bells), Hibiscus (Hardy Hibiscus), Hypericum (St. John's-Wort), Iberis (Perennial Candytuft), Incarvillea (Hardy Gloxinia), Iris species, Jasione (Shepherd's Bit), Kirengeshoma (Waxbells), Knautia (Crimson Scabious), Lathyrus (Perennial Sweet Pea), Lavandula (Lavender), Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Leontopodium (Edelweiss), Lewisia, Ligularia, Lobelia, Lysimachia (Loosestrife), Macleaya (Plume Poppy), Mazus (Creeping Mazus), Mertensia (Virginia Bluebells), Myrrhis odorata (Sweet Cicely), Nepeta (Catmint), Oenothera (Evening Primrose, Sundrops), Omphalodes (Naval-seed), Penstemon (Beard-tongue), Perovskia (Russian Sage), Persicaria (Fleeceflower), Phlomis, Phlox (all types), Physalis (Chinese Lantern), Platycodon (Balloon Flower), Podophyllum (May Apple), Primula (Primrose, all types), Pulsatilla (Pasque-flower), Ranunculus (Buttercup), Ratibida (Prairie Coneflower), Rheum (Rhubarb), Rodgersia, Rosmarinus (Rosemary), Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan, most types), Rumex sanguineus (Bloody Dock), Sanguinaria (Bloodroot), Sanguisorba (Burnet), Saponaria (Soapwort), Saxifraga (Saxifrage), Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower), Sedum (Stonecrop), Sempervivum (Hen-and-Chicks), Sidalcea (Prairie Mallow), Silene (Campion, Catchfly), Sisyrinchium (Blue-eyed Grass), Stokesia (Stokes' Aster), Teucrium (Germander), Thalictrum (Meadow-rue), Tiarella (Foamflower), Tradescantia (Spiderwort), Tricyrtis (Toad-lily), Trollius (Globeflower), Vernonia (Ironweed), Veronica Dwarf Types (Speedwell), Veronicastrum (Culver's-root), Viola species types (Violets), Waldsteinia (Barren Strawberry), Zantedeschia (Calla Lily).

Here is a link that might be useful: Perennial germination


clipped on: 02.24.2013 at 09:13 am    last updated on: 02.24.2013 at 09:14 am

Pre Sprouting Seeds in plastic bags

posted by: ritug on 03.06.2009 at 04:03 pm in Growing from Seed Forum

I have recently been reading about pre sprouting seeds on wet paper towels in ziploc bags. This sounds like a really quick and effective way of germinating seeds, especially the big ones.

I wanted to check if we can do this successfully with smaller seeds too like impatiens, petunias, zinnia, peppers etc. Also is there any difference in the plant growth? Also how much time does it reduce by? If the packet says sow indoors 6-8 weeks before planting outside - should I cut the time doen or still keep it the same?

Any help on your experience would be usefil.


clipped on: 02.21.2013 at 03:50 pm    last updated on: 02.21.2013 at 03:50 pm

have: seeds for sase or trade

posted by: haremail on 02.17.2013 at 10:11 pm in Seed Exchange Forum

Reposting as this should have been listed under HAVE, not wanted!

Hi all,
I have a ton of seeds that I'm not going to grow this year:

Garlic Chives
Tomato: Yellow Pear

Anthemis carpatica
perrenial foxglove
columbine (solid singles, pink, red or purple)
eryngium amathystinum
feverfew, pleno flora
clematis serratifolia
marigolds, mix

all are from my garden 2012. If you have any of my wishes, I'll trade, otherwise it will be for SASE (bubble envelope if you want lots).

Please note, only these are for SASE. Others on my trade have list are for trades. I just have an over abundance of the above seeds. They might as well go to a good home :)



clipped on: 02.18.2013 at 04:06 pm    last updated on: 02.18.2013 at 04:06 pm